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Updated at 6:51 PM

The first call of the season is exciting. It’s thrilling to be going somewhere to see where bees have settled in, knowing warm weather should be just around the corner.

Updated at 3:17 PM

This Capitol Report will give you an account of what is transpiring in your State Capitol, from the perspective of a citizen legislator. I try to give you a feel for the process and the substance of what is being talked about with an "Inside...

Updated at 11:33 AM

“We must maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression.” These are the words Ronald Reagan spoke more than 30 years ago and a philosophy I still believe wholeheartedly today.

Updated Mar 6, 2015 at 10:23 AM

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh C. Johnson said his department is fully prepared to allow its protection of Congress to expire at the end of the week, insisting that the nation’s lawmakers had failed a fundamental test of looking out for the...

Updated Mar 6, 2015 at 8:26 AM

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case filed by Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams challenging Gov. Tom Wolf’s so-called “moratorium” on executions.

Updated Mar 5, 2015 at 7:53 PM

The House passed legislation this week to make Missouri friendlier to businesses of all sizes. The legislation (HB 513) would reduce the filing fees for businesses throughout Missouri, and make Missouri the state with the lowest business fees in the...

Updated Mar 5, 2015 at 3:39 PM

This week, our Legislative family took a road trip to join more than 2,000 people at a Community Listening Session at Fort Leonard Wood in Lebanon, Missouri. The session allowed for community members and elected officials to speak out against...

Updated Mar 5, 2015 at 11:29 AM

I realize that I bring the possibility of Christian ire upon me, just as I've had my “Chickens come home to roost” articles published on African websites with the phrase, “…TROUBLE MAKING JEW…” preceding my name.

Updated Mar 2, 2015 at 1:05 PM

While this is typically an opportunity that I take to report on measures working their way through our political process, the recent events of late last week are on the forefront of my (and our community's) mind. At the outset I would like to say...

Updated Mar 2, 2015 at 11:45 AM

I always loved Minnie Minoso.

Updated Feb 27, 2015 at 5:31 PM

On Wednesday's Page 1, there was a laugh-out-loud funny story by Editor Paul Hackbarth. At least, I thought it was funny. Maybe you didn't.

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